Bacon Wrapped Bread Bites . . . with just three ingredients, you can whip up these tasty appetizers in no time. A crowd pleasing recipe!
I don’t know what it is about bacon, but I’ve learned that any time I add it to a recipe, it will be an instant success. It just seems to be a magical ingredient that makes everything taste yummy! These bacon wrapped bread bites are guaranteed to win you rave reviews. They are seriously addicting.
If you are looking for an appetizer that can be whipped up in minutes and that is sure to win you rave reviews, you are in luck! Everyone loves these bacon appetizers, and they are so easy to make.
I did learn a few tricks along the way. The first one is to make sure you use thin sliced bacon. The thickly sliced bacon is harder to wrap around the cubes because it doesn’t stretch at all. The second one is to make sure your cream cheese is softened, or it is really hard to spread on the bread.
I got this recipe for bacon wrapped bread bites from a friend years ago, and I’m kicking myself for not making them sooner. They were a hit with everyone who tried them. I’ve made them with regular cream cheese and chive and onion cream cheese. Both varieties are delicious!
You can prepare the bread cubes, wrap them with bacon, and store them in the fridge in a covered container for a couple of days. When you are ready to serve them, just pop them on a cooling rack inside a cookie sheet and bake them.
Just a warning — if you are serving a large crowd, you might want to double the batch. People just can’t seem to stop eating them!
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature (I use light- it's easier to spread)
- 8 slices white bread
- 16 slices of thinly sliced bacon, cut in thirds
- Spread the cream cheese evenly onto the bread slices. Cut the crusts off of the bread, and cut each piece into 6 cubes.
- Take each cube and wrap a third of a piece of bacon around it. Poke a toothpick through it to secure it if needed.
- Place all bacon wrapped cubes on a cookie sheet lined with a cooling rack. (This allows the extra fat to drip off onto the pan.)
- Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till bacon is crispy. I like mine really crispy, so I cook for 20 minutes.
- Note: You can use either regular cream cheese or the spreadable cream cheese in the tub. Both varieties work just fine.
If you love bacon, here are a few recipes you should check out: